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John Charles Jennison Jr


Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24109 Ready & Willing, Silver Streak

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-24109, Ready & Willing - Silver Streak, flew on the Ploesti mission with the 93rd Bomb Group, with it's pilot, Lt. John R. Roche, and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya. 1 Aug 43. The plane later returned to Britain with the 8th Air Force...


  • 681

    17 October 1944

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...


Event Location Date
Born Williston, ND 24 May 1920

Son of John Charles Sr and Margerite [King] Jennison.

Lived in Saint Augustine, FL, USA 1941

80 Water Street

Lived in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 1 July 1941

At time of draft registration student at Florida University, residing Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Enlisted Jacksonville , FL 15 August 1941

Jacksonville Florida

Discharged USAAF October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Enlisted 10 March 1951


Discharged USAF 31 October 1967

Honourable discharge.

Died Miami, FL 1 August 1990
Buried 1 August 1990

Arlington National Cemetery
Section 20
Grave 496-2


Date Contributor Update
10 October 2019 13:23:01 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 22:01:33 466thHistorian Changes to service number

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 21:50:12 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, firstname, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:36 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /